pasta salad

Many people have a “go-to” cold pasta salad dish. For most, it is some sort of Italian flavored salad. (Check out a good one here.) What about spicing up your next dinner with my Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad? My husband and friends absolutely loved it! The Recipe 2 stalks of celery (diced) 2 green onion (chopped) 1 cup of Mayonnaise 3/4 Cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce 1/4 cup cubed cheddar (My preference was to cut the cubes the same size as the diced celery) 1/4 tsp celery salt 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp celery seed 1 lb of spiral noodles (Any noodles willRead More →

This dish makes me want a little bit of summer in my life. This crab macaroni salad goes great on any dinner table. But it is also a fun take on a classic dish served at barbeques all over America:macaroni salad. If you are on a budget, I suggest canned crab, but should you choose to dial it up, you can add fresh crab instead. Imitation crab is alright, but I think real is best for this. You can add peas to this (especially if you are trying to get your children to eat veggies!) If you like a bit of spice here, add 1/2Read More →

Cucumber salad

Mystery Items in my Cart Those of us with children know that every once in a while, we go shopping and come home with things we don’t recall buying, wondering what happened. Then we realize our child(ren) added items to the cart. Well, the other day I came home with a random cucumber. I wanted a new creative cucumber dish. After all, I had to use it. The other night as I was getting the tri-tip together for dinner, I decided I wanted a different take on salad, noting that I hadn’t very much lettuce left.     I thinly sliced cucumbers, chopped about 10Read More →